With global health spending projected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020, many agree that a significant portion of that spending is wasted. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development writes that up to one-fifth of its member countries’ health spending could be channeled towards better use. Meanwhile, in the U.S., where healthcare expenditures are ballooning, many providers are experiencing a decline in operational margins. These financial sustainability issues are compounded with increasing demands on health systems – from aging populations to medical “deserts”.
It is thus imperative for healthcare providers to move from volume to value care delivery, and when it comes to providing consistent quality and appropriate care to all patients while reining in costs, the one “untapped opportunity” is to reduce unwarranted clinical variations.
UpToDate® Advanced™ provides a guided, patient-specific approach to clinical decisions when and where it is most needed.
With UpToDate Advanced, clinicians can use UpToDate® Pathways and Lab Interpretation™ at different times in their workflow to support appropriate screening, diagnostic testing, treatment, and hospitalization for common medical conditions and those with known variability. They include interactive algorithms that provide clinical recommendations tailored to each patient and lab monographs designed to support the quick and accurate management of abnormal test results.